19 matches found

Trollstigen

Trollstigen Country: Norway
Longitude: E7° 40' 20.93"
Latitude: N62° 27' 19.38"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Trollstigen (English: Troll's Footpath) is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma, Norway, part of Norwegian National Road 63 connecting Åndalsnes in Rauma and Valldal in Norddal. It is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 9% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountain side. Trollstigen was opened on July 31, 1936, by King Haakon VII after 8 years of construction. During...


Slettafossen

Slettafossen Country: Norway
Longitude: E8° 4' 40.66"
Latitude: N62° 19' 27.7"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Slettafossen is a waterfall in Norway located 44km from Andalsnes. The highway passes close to the waterfall, and there is a picnic area and lots of parking to allow motorists to stop and look at the falls.


King Oscar II Chapel

King Oscar II Chapel Country: Norway
Longitude: E30° 48' 26.26"
Latitude: N69° 47' 10.07"
Taken: 5 years ago.
After the border was agreed upon in 1826, there were often disputes between Norwegian and Russian fishermen. The district administrator of Finnmark asked several times to have a gunboat placed at the river mouth. A Norwegian marine officer suggested that they should rather build a church as a cultural border defence to the east. In 1869 the chapel was consecrated. King Oscar visited the chapel in...


Slettnes Lighthouse

Slettnes Lighthouse Country: Norway
Longitude: E28° 13' 8.98"
Latitude: N71° 5' 22.6"
Taken: 5 years ago.
The world's northernmost mainland lighthouse. Put into operation in 1905. During the German retreat during the Second World War (autumn 1944) the tower was blown up and the rest of the buildings were also levelled to the ground. The lighthouse station was rebuilt in 1946-1948. The tower is 39 metres tall and the only cast iron tower in Finnmark.


Senja - Norway

Senja - Norway Country: Norway
Longitude: E17° 19' 55.92"
Latitude: N69° 29' 20.08"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Senja is the 3rd largest inland in Norway. This panoramic photo was taken during an unusually cold period in June 2012. Tromso motorists had been told only a few days before this, .put your winter tyres back on, or take the bus.. The previous day had been a very cold one for the photographer of this photo. He had been riding his motorbike through the snow all day. He tried to keep his hands warm b...


Midnight at Andenes

Midnight at Andenes Country: Norway
Longitude: E16° 7' 10.78"
Latitude: N69° 19' 39.86"
Taken: 5 years ago.
When I arrived in Andenes it felt like the last outpost before the North Pole. It was snowing but it was too warm for the snow to stay on the ground. I had ridden my motorbike all the way from Scotland and today I had trouble using the clutch on the bike as my hands were numb with the cold. A few hours later an amazing thing happened, the bad weather that had been with me for a week turned good an...


Andenes At Midnight

Andenes At Midnight Country: Norway
Longitude: E16° 6' 54.82"
Latitude: N69° 19' 24.23"
Taken: 5 years ago.
When I arrived in Andenes it felt like the last outpost before the North Pole. It was snowing but it was too warm for the snow to stay on the ground. I had ridden my motorbike all the way from Scotland and today I had trouble using the clutch on the bike as my hands were numb with the cold. A few hours later an amazing thing happened, the bad weather that had been with me for a week turned go...


Reine Lofoten Islands

Reine Lofoten Islands Country: Norway
Longitude: E13° 4' 40.88"
Latitude: N67° 56' 24.72"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Reine is a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago, above the Arctic Circle, about 300 kilometres (190 mi) southwest of the town of Tromsø. The 0.33-square-kilometre (82-acre) village has a population (2011) of 329.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reine


Arctic Circle Norway

Arctic Circle Norway Country: Norway
Longitude: E15° 21' 40.95"
Latitude: N66° 33' 57.55"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Just as you cross the Arctic Circle on the E6 road in Norway is the Arctic Circle Centre, where you can stop to buy a souvenir or even get your passport stamped. At an elevation of over 600 metres above sea level the area often keeps its Arctic look all year round. This image was taken in late May and at the time there were still snow patches at 50 metres above sea level.The arctic circle marks th...


The Atlantic Road

The Atlantic Road Country: Norway
Longitude: E7° 20' 47.96"
Latitude: N63° 1' 1.22"
Taken: 5 years ago.
The Atlantic Ocean Road or the Atlantic Road (Norwegian: Atlanterhavsveien) is a 8.3-kilometer (5.2 mi) long section of County Road 64 which runs through an archipelago in Eide and Averøy in Møre og Romsdal, Norway. The fixed link passes by Hustadvika, an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea, connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland and Romsdalshalvøya peninsula. The road runs betwee...


Trollstigen

Trollstigen Country: Norway
Longitude: E7° 40' 30.31"
Latitude: N62° 27' 48.75"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Trollstigen (English: Troll's Ladder) is a serpentine mountain road in Rauma, Norway, part of Norwegian National Road 63 connecting Åndalsnes in Rauma and Valldal in Norddal. It is a popular tourist attraction due to its steep incline of 9% and eleven hairpin bends up a steep mountain side. Trollstigen was opened on July 31, 1936, by King Haakon VII after 8 years of construction. The road is n...


Hellesylt Waterfall

Hellesylt Waterfall Country: Norway
Longitude: E6° 52' 6.11"
Latitude: N62° 5' 11.43"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Hellesylt is a small village in the municipality of Stranda in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The village lies at the head of the Sunnylvsfjord, which is a branch of the Storfjord, and which the more famous Geirangerfjord in turn branches off nearby. The 0.5-square-kilometre (120-acre) village has a population (2009) around 260, but if you count the valleys surrounding, the number is about 600.[...


The Road To Geiranger

The Road To Geiranger Country: Norway
Longitude: E7° 23' 48.26"
Latitude: N62° 0' 49.48"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Two motorcyclists make their retreat after finding the road to Geiranger to be closed.


Nærøyfjord

Nærøyfjord Country: Norway
Longitude: E6° 50' 37.46"
Latitude: N60° 52' 46.7"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Since 2005, the Nærøyfjord has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has also been rated by the National Geographic Society as the world's number one natural heritage site along with the Geirangerfjord. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%A6r%C3%B8yfjord


Kinsarvik Ferry

Kinsarvik Ferry Country: Norway
Longitude: E6° 43' 6.69"
Latitude: N60° 22' 34.85"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Night time in Kinsarvik in Norway, here the Utne- Kinsarvik ferry is tied up for the night.


Hardangerfjord Kinsarvik Norway

Hardangerfjord Kinsarvik Norway Country: Norway
Longitude: E6° 43' 22.45"
Latitude: N60° 22' 41.84"
Taken: 5 years ago.
A panorama taken from Kinsarvik looking out into Hardangerfjord. Hardangerfjord is 179 kilometer long Fjord, in the south of Norway. It is the 2nd largest Fjord in Norway and the 3rd largest in the world.


Tysdalsvatnet

Tysdalsvatnet Country: Norway
Longitude: E6° 4' 47.89"
Latitude: N59° 4' 55.31"
Taken: 5 years ago.
Tysdalsvatnet is a lake in Rogaland county in Norway.


Preikestolen

Preikestolen Country: Norway
Longitude: E6° 11' 3.45"
Latitude: N58° 59' 6.74"
Taken: 5 years ago.
How close would you stand to the edge? Preikestolen, which stands 604 metres about the fjord below, is visited by thousands of people every year and is believed to be one of Norway's most visited tourist attractions.


Preikestolen

Preikestolen Country: Norway
Longitude: E6° 11' 8.67"
Latitude: N58° 59' 6.18"
Taken: 5 years ago.
How close would you stand to the edge? Preikestolen, which stands 604 metres about the fjord below, is visited by thousands of people every year and is believed to be one of Norway's most visited tourist attractions.